How to know if you have IBS? I don’t want to get into details, but my stomach is always messed up and illalways have to go to the bathroom. I’ve been having problems for 2 ish years now and I removed dairy and that helped me a lot (I’m lactose intolerant) but my stomach still gets messed up most of the time if I eat anything that I don’t normally eat or any sweets/desserts/unhealthy food. I wanted to know if there’s a way to tell because I read somewhere that it’s hard to tell? Some of my symptoms match up, but not all and if I go to doctors what would I say?
My parents think I’m a hypochondriac so convincing them to take me to the doctor is very difficult and my doctor I think knows this and never takes me too seriously. I don’t think I’m a hypochondriac tho since it’s been an ongoing thing. My stomach can get super bloated and it hurts. I was just wondering if someone else goes through this and if I do have IBS what do I eat or how do you deal with it? Idk a lot about it except from Ben Stiller’s role in And Along Came Polly lol.